Michael Smith Health Research BC is providing funding to 41 early career researchers through our Research Trainee Program to enrich BC’s health research talent.
Health Research BC’s funding for 23 researchers through the 2023 Scholar competition will help develop, attract and retain BC’s best and brightest health researchers and support the advancement of world-class health research in the province.
Putting Patients First (PPF) is an annual conference that fosters collaboration and learning about patient experiences in the health system. Join us on October 24 in Vancouver, BC, to help build a provincial care system with patients and families at the centre.
We consulted with investigators, trial participants, funders, life sciences companies, health system policymakers and more to create a vision for clinical trials in British Columbia.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency.
Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. We support the people who do and use health research and we strengthen the system in which they work.
The BC SUPPORT (Support for People & Patient-Oriented Research & Trials) Unit supports, patient-oriented research throughout BC to answer research questions that matter to patients and improve health care.
Clinical Trials BC supports clinical trial investigators, sites and institutions to ensure a world-class destination for clinical trials. Focusing on infrastructure and capacity building with a collaborative approach, we enable clinical trial excellence across British Columbia.
Research Ethics BC supports a province-wide, harmonized system for research ethics reviews of studies conducted in multiple geographic areas involving the resources, people, patients or data from more than one BC research institution. Our harmonized ethics review model co-created with BC health research partners, is now in use by all BC health authorities, most research universities, and many colleges.
We are British Columbia’s health research agency. We are working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive, and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.
As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
21 September 2023
Congratulations to our 2023 Research Trainee awardees! We are also excited to announce an increase to the annual Research Trainee award amount starting with this year’s cohort.
20 September 2023
RAPP is made up of three key streams of work, ethics, operations, and data access. The data access stream will be informed by Health Data Platform British Columbia’s (HDPBC) strategy that will enable a simplified, unified approval process for access to datasets that span multiple areas and organizations within the health sector.
13 September 2023
Congratulations to our 2023 Scholar award recipients! Our Scholar Program supports early-career health researchers who are building leading-edge health research programs and expanding their potential to make significant contributions to their field.